The rules around public vaping and waterpipe smoking in Calgary may be getting an update depending on what residents think. The city has launched a public engagement survey to get opinions on how restrictive new bylaws should be.

Outright prohibition is being considered for:

  • Waterpipe smoking in workplaces, public premises and specified outdoor places
  • Smoking and vaping in outdoor public parks and at outdoor public events
  • Smoking and vaping in hotel and motel rooms

Extensive research over the last decade has indicated that shisha smoking is a serious health risk, leading the World Health Organization to recommend prohibition in public places.

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Ryan Robinson – Global News – June 17, 2019.

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